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When murder strikes music royalty, can one detective sweet talk his way to the shocking truth? Private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington is as charming as a Southern belle… with just as much bite. So he has no trouble rubbing elbows with the best of Nashville at an elite gala. But even the experienced sleuth can’t hide his shock when country music royalty get upstaged b When murder strikes music royalty, can one detective sweet talk his way to the shocking truth? Private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington is as charming as a Southern belle… with just as much bite. So he has no trouble rubbing elbows with the best of Nashville at an elite gala. But even the experienced sleuth can’t hide his shock when country music royalty get upstaged by a music mogul's untimely death. Hired by the victim’s widow, Coop and his trusty golden retriever jump into a high-society world of old family secrets and political scandals. But his thorniest challenge comes in wrangling the high-maintenance client who may be hiding more than her share of dark surprises. Can Coop keep his customer satisfied and catch the killer before another body goes belly up?Killer Music is the first book in the award-winning Cooper Harrington Detective Series of crime mysteries. If you like eccentric detectives, snarky dialogue, and a dash of southern charm, then you’ll love Tammy L. Grace’s fast-paced whodunit. Buy Killer Music today and get swept up in a clever crime series today! Treat yourself to the award-winning Cooper Harrington Detective Novels readers describe as “well-written, clever, and will keep you guessing until the end.” They feature Coop, a Nashville lawyer turned private detective known for his love of coffee, snarky t-shirts, and talent for solving cases.  He, along with his faithful dog, Gus, and his right-hand assistant, Annabelle, work together to solve murder cases full of twists and turns.The Cooper Harrington Series may be read as stand-alone novels, but are more enjoyable when read in order. Read more from award-winning author, Tammy L. Grace COOPER HARRINGTON DETECTIVE NOVELS Killer Music (2016 Gold Medal Mystery Winner in the Global eBook Awards) Deadly Connection (2017 Gold Medal Mystery Winner in the Global eBook Awards) Dead Wrong HOMETOWN HARBOR SERIES Hometown Harbor: The Beginning (Prequel Novella) Finding Home Home Blooms Promise of Home Pieces of Home Finally Home GLASS BEACH COTTAGE SERIES Beach Haven STAND-ALONE BOOKS A Season of Hope (Christmas Novella)


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When murder strikes music royalty, can one detective sweet talk his way to the shocking truth? Private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington is as charming as a Southern belle… with just as much bite. So he has no trouble rubbing elbows with the best of Nashville at an elite gala. But even the experienced sleuth can’t hide his shock when country music royalty get upstaged b When murder strikes music royalty, can one detective sweet talk his way to the shocking truth? Private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington is as charming as a Southern belle… with just as much bite. So he has no trouble rubbing elbows with the best of Nashville at an elite gala. But even the experienced sleuth can’t hide his shock when country music royalty get upstaged by a music mogul's untimely death. Hired by the victim’s widow, Coop and his trusty golden retriever jump into a high-society world of old family secrets and political scandals. But his thorniest challenge comes in wrangling the high-maintenance client who may be hiding more than her share of dark surprises. Can Coop keep his customer satisfied and catch the killer before another body goes belly up?Killer Music is the first book in the award-winning Cooper Harrington Detective Series of crime mysteries. If you like eccentric detectives, snarky dialogue, and a dash of southern charm, then you’ll love Tammy L. Grace’s fast-paced whodunit. Buy Killer Music today and get swept up in a clever crime series today! Treat yourself to the award-winning Cooper Harrington Detective Novels readers describe as “well-written, clever, and will keep you guessing until the end.” They feature Coop, a Nashville lawyer turned private detective known for his love of coffee, snarky t-shirts, and talent for solving cases.  He, along with his faithful dog, Gus, and his right-hand assistant, Annabelle, work together to solve murder cases full of twists and turns.The Cooper Harrington Series may be read as stand-alone novels, but are more enjoyable when read in order. Read more from award-winning author, Tammy L. Grace COOPER HARRINGTON DETECTIVE NOVELS Killer Music (2016 Gold Medal Mystery Winner in the Global eBook Awards) Deadly Connection (2017 Gold Medal Mystery Winner in the Global eBook Awards) Dead Wrong HOMETOWN HARBOR SERIES Hometown Harbor: The Beginning (Prequel Novella) Finding Home Home Blooms Promise of Home Pieces of Home Finally Home GLASS BEACH COTTAGE SERIES Beach Haven STAND-ALONE BOOKS A Season of Hope (Christmas Novella)

30 review for Killer Music

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)

    Killer Music is the first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series. Cooper (or "Coop") is a private detective. He finds himself on the case of the murder of Grayson Taylor. Coop, along with his friend, Detective Ben Mason, are working like crazy to find the murderer. This book was full of engaging characters that had me interested right away. It was a book that I wanted to keep reading and didn't want to put down to have to do pesky things like sleep. If you are looking for a mystery that Killer Music is the first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series. Cooper (or "Coop") is a private detective. He finds himself on the case of the murder of Grayson Taylor. Coop, along with his friend, Detective Ben Mason, are working like crazy to find the murderer. This book was full of engaging characters that had me interested right away. It was a book that I wanted to keep reading and didn't want to put down to have to do pesky things like sleep. If you are looking for a mystery that keeps you guessing and will have your heart pounding, this book is it. I am looking forward to reading the next book, Deadly Connection. I loved how everything came together at the end of this one. I received a copy of this book for a book tour. I also borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited. My review is being voluntarily posted and my opinions are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    This was an interesting read. To follow Cooper (Coop) Harrinton's utilization of his ring tone, The Theme From Perry Mason, a famous movie and television series, the book read to me like watching an episode, which in my home was 'never' missed! Coop attends a fundraiser with his current Lady. The fundraiser has an assortment of notables from the Nashville, Tennessee. Musicians, Legislatures, etc. all flow together and enjoy the music and food selections amid galleries of art. Coop finds a couple This was an interesting read. To follow Cooper (Coop) Harrinton's utilization of his ring tone, The Theme From Perry Mason, a famous movie and television series, the book read to me like watching an episode, which in my home was 'never' missed! Coop attends a fundraiser with his current Lady. The fundraiser has an assortment of notables from the Nashville, Tennessee. Musicians, Legislatures, etc. all flow together and enjoy the music and food selections amid galleries of art. Coop finds a couple having an argument. Then, he later sees the male move on to other loud arguments, finally, he sees him somewhat lurking around the appetizer section of the buffet table. What is that man's story? Well, when a body is found the next morning by the venue's gardeners...Coop is destined to learn just that fact. Coop Harrington has inherited his Uncle's detective agency. Although Coop is a lawyer, he worked with his uncle for years and finds the agency a good fit for himself and his pal, Gus, a golden retriever. As in Perry Mason, you get the feeling that his secretary/right arm, Annabelle (AB) would like to be closer to Coop but he is blind to it. Unlike Perry Mason, Coop is close friends with the Chief of Police and joins him in finding who the killer is. I enjoyed the tale and was interested in who and why the killer murdered this one man. Interesting novel.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews

    I love a good mystery and this book did not disappoint! Grayson Taylor is murdered at a party and there are really no suspects in site. Sure there are tons of people at the party but it doesn't seem like anyone has a motive to kill the music executive despite the fact that he was cheating on his wife and planning to start his own music label. The author does not really lay out any clues for you to guess who the killer is, which is a good and bad thing. I followed along and wondered if it was this I love a good mystery and this book did not disappoint! Grayson Taylor is murdered at a party and there are really no suspects in site. Sure there are tons of people at the party but it doesn't seem like anyone has a motive to kill the music executive despite the fact that he was cheating on his wife and planning to start his own music label. The author does not really lay out any clues for you to guess who the killer is, which is a good and bad thing. I followed along and wondered if it was this character or that character but never really knowing why. It is crazy what breaks the case wide open for Coop...that and some PI work that had unexpected benefits. Once that clue comes out the book moves at a faster pace and really kept me hooked until the end. I think this will be a good series and I wonder if Coop and his office manager, AB (Annabelle) are destined to become love interests for each other. They have a good chemistry and I could see it happening.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    Kindle Unlimited No use giving the supposed plot, beause the blurb given isn't accurate and to accurately explain the flaws and plot holes and abuse of sytax and grammar would be {while much more entertaining than the 'book'} just slightly less a waste of everyone's time, as the 'writing' is repetitious, juvenile and dull as well as aggravating with all the 'padding' {which is extra 'stuff' stuck in here and there and everwhere to 'up' the word count of a book especially when on kindle unlimited, Kindle UnlimitedNo use giving the supposed plot, beause the blurb given isn't accurate and to accurately explain the flaws and plot holes and abuse of sytax and grammar would be {while much more entertaining than the 'book'} just slightly less a waste of everyone's time, as the 'writing' is repetitious, juvenile and dull as well as aggravating with all the 'padding' {which is extra 'stuff' stuck in here and there and everwhere to 'up' the word count of a book especially when on kindle unlimited, although it does absolutely nothing for the story line except to confuse and pad}. In the previous review, had several pargraphs {yes really} pointing area after area out, but goodreads erased the review because of the few sentences at the very top that separately started the review, so the majority was detailing all that out but everything was erased. Evidently, when a review is detailed out, it is an attack on the 'writer' even though it details out the issues with the book, and the reader/reviewer is pointing out the problems and issues of something that someone else wrote {rather the point of reviews} and is about the writING. Guess that's why some reviews are just star ratings of 1 or 2 and no details because would get deleted. It is one of those 'stories' that would be totally forgettable except to make sure you did not, ever, get another one of these 'stories', not even as a giveaway so you wouldn't waste your time waiting just to totally be disappointed in EVERY way. So bad you want to take the kindle unlimited and put the story back to the beginning so that the book did not register with amazon as being read so they didn't get the 'pennies' from the 'read', or get refund for purchase price and time lost reading the drivel even though gotten on freebie day. *It is highly suggested, no matter what, to NOT throw the kindle or other reading device, especially if it's a pc or other such type reader. Physical books should not, usually, be thrown, either. This book was actually reviewed back in June, but was removed supposedly for TOS violations. *for Goodreads TOS anyone can google it, but the online googled version that just say wasn't much like the list sent by gr that was more specific, about 7 items, ending with and can be removed for good reason or no reason at all, so no use posting those here {plus would have to dig in my email for too long to find} BUT REMEMBER EVERY GIVEWAY {whether gotten or NOT} has to be noted, just as review or ARC copies have to be noted, otherwise the reviewer is in violation of the TOS, so if you won a book, but didn't actually get the book...well, no idea how to follow their TOS yet not break it at same time. *This is a newer review but don't have the original date to look at so putting today.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stanley McShane

    Killer Music by Tammy L Grace is the first in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series featuring his golden retriever, Gus. Cooper ("Coop") Harrington has a circle of close associates that includes Annabelle, his assistant and Ben, Chief of Detectives. Coop lives with his Aunt Camille in her mansion and she enjoys doing her sleuthing bit to add interest to his investigations along with baking cookies. The fun thing with Coop are his T-shirts, which usually have a witty and topical message. We are Killer Music by Tammy L Grace is the first in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series featuring his golden retriever, Gus. Cooper ("Coop") Harrington has a circle of close associates that includes Annabelle, his assistant and Ben, Chief of Detectives. Coop lives with his Aunt Camille in her mansion and she enjoys doing her sleuthing bit to add interest to his investigations along with baking cookies. The fun thing with Coop are his T-shirts, which usually have a witty and topical message. We are introduced to Grayson Taylor, a music mogul, who is offed early on. Gray has left a legacy behind--a son--(surprise, surprise), in addition to several additional recent decisions any of which might be motive right there. I had a problem with a couple things: (1) I could not get into the character of Coop--he seemed to lack a bit of substance, where Annabelle, bless her heart, exuded it. (2) The plot tended to drag somewhat when the story line went all tell instead of show. And then that was repeated until, what?? he had a kidney stone attack. Ms. Grace tailored some interesting descriptions, and I could have used a bit more of the dog other than the occasional tail wag or face lick. I received this download in exchange for an honest review. Short, cozy mystery you may enjoy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tara Brown

    I'm so happy I found Author Tammy Grace! I love her writing...she really knows how to engage her readers right from the start and make them feel like they are part of the action! Her characters are amazing...I just love Coop! The Cooper Harrington Detective Novels are my kind of books! The first in the series, Killer Music, will grab you by the reigns and pull you in. The cover immediately caught my interest (because I love books with animals) and I love mysteries. :-) I'll let you read the plot I'm so happy I found Author Tammy Grace! I love her writing...she really knows how to engage her readers right from the start and make them feel like they are part of the action! Her characters are amazing...I just love Coop! The Cooper Harrington Detective Novels are my kind of books! The first in the series, Killer Music, will grab you by the reigns and pull you in. The cover immediately caught my interest (because I love books with animals) and I love mysteries. :-) I'll let you read the plot description for yourself so I do not accidentally give anything away 😉, but I'm telling you, you're going to really enjoy it. Whenever I finish a book that I love, I always feel like It's a vacation that ended too soon. Not in this case, though, because lucky for me, I was able to immediately move on to Book 2! Vacation extended: Woohooo! Thank you, Tammy Grace, for filling my summer with excitement (after all, your books are the only vacation I get this summer...hehee!). Keep up the great work! 5/5 stars...highly recommended! Thank you for reading my review. :-) I hope it helped.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jo-Anne

    Even though the police were investigating the murder of Grayson Taylor, his widow hired Coop to find his murderer. Rather than duplicate their work, Coop worked with his friend Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason, on the investigation. They had quite a job ahead of them since Gray was murdered at a big party with hundreds of music artists and politicians attending making them all suspects. I liked the way the investigation process was explained and how Ben and Coop worked to figure out who killed Gra Even though the police were investigating the murder of Grayson Taylor, his widow hired Coop to find his murderer. Rather than duplicate their work, Coop worked with his friend Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason, on the investigation. They had quite a job ahead of them since Gray was murdered at a big party with hundreds of music artists and politicians attending making them all suspects. I liked the way the investigation process was explained and how Ben and Coop worked to figure out who killed Gray. Every time I thought I knew whodunit, I was proven wrong. That made this story even more gripping. I HAD to find out who did it. When the murderer was revealed it was someone I never suspected. And the reason Gray was killed was even more surprising. Not only was it a “can’t put it down” murder mystery but it had wonderful characters, too. I especially liked Coop, AB, and Aunt Camille. But Gray's wife was one person I loved-to-hate. I am glad I was given this book to review and will definitely be reading more in this series. I recommend it to those who like murder mysteries.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Charles Ray

    PI Cooper Harrington met record company exec Grayson Taylor less than a day before he—Taylor—is found brutally murdered. Taylor’s widow hires Cooper to investigate in tandem with the Nashville police, and working with his friend, Chief of Detectives Ben Mason, he uncovers dirty dealings in the record industry, political corruption, and a murder who, if not caught, will kill again. Killer Music by Tammy L. Grace is an interesting mystery that explores the sordid underbelly of the recording industr PI Cooper Harrington met record company exec Grayson Taylor less than a day before he—Taylor—is found brutally murdered. Taylor’s widow hires Cooper to investigate in tandem with the Nashville police, and working with his friend, Chief of Detectives Ben Mason, he uncovers dirty dealings in the record industry, political corruption, and a murder who, if not caught, will kill again. Killer Music by Tammy L. Grace is an interesting mystery that explores the sordid underbelly of the recording industry, and despite being a bit choppy in places, will keep you entertained from start to finish. There are plenty of red herrings and useless clues, until Cooper finds the crucial clue that holds the answers to the crime. His problem: he has little time to unmask the killer before someone else dies. I received a free copy of this book, the author’s first in this series. I give it three and a half stars.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Patricia H. Phelps

    A tangled web off mysteries Cooper Harrington is a very likeable character. Like most men, he does not see his match is right under his nose. So, he goes to a gala event that ends with a murder. He works with the Nashville Chief of Police, a long-time friend, to eventually solve not only that murder but sever all others as well as two attempted murders and political, business, and legal firm corruption. When it is over, he has broken off with the woman he attended with--and one can o Lynn hope he A tangled web off mysteries Cooper Harrington is a very likeable character. Like most men, he does not see his match is right under his nose. So, he goes to a gala event that ends with a murder. He works with the Nashville Chief of Police, a long-time friend, to eventually solve not only that murder but sever all others as well as two attempted murders and political, business, and legal firm corruption. When it is over, he has broken off with the woman he attended with--and one can o Lynn hope he is beginning to see AB as the valuable woman she is. Looking forward to reading book two in this series.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Neena Christianson Martin

    No motive for murder. A man is murdered at a Nashville social event, and no one can figure out why. In comes Coop, hired by the deceased widow to solve his murder. Following dead ends and not finding anything out, Cooper and his company are fired from the job, but he refuses to give up on this case. These are complex and intriguing characters, and I have immensely enjoyed getting to know Cooper and all the people in his life. Lucky for me there are more books to get to know them all even better.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deborah A. Good

    What is next? This is a new an exciting book with lots of suspense and questions. I found the characters in this story very compelling and believable. The small town relationships in the story were well received and nice to read about as the plot moved on till completion. I hope to continue to read and learn more about these people in the next book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Linda Hall

    Insights Why does honesty matter so much? Why is integrity so important? Why does it matter? Read this book for some enlightenment! I loved the characters, the intrigue, the storyline and the peek into machinations behind the political scenes. This is a book that keeps you guessing, makes you think, gets you wondering, "What if?"

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cy Green

    Great book if you like “who done it “ books Interesting to the end. Easy read and kept my interest throughout. Recommend for people who like the trill of trying to figure out who the culprit was.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dee Frender

    Great story. Well written Fantastic book. The characters were filled out. I felt like the characters were real people. Ben and Coop working together made the story better rather than the police against the PIs. I want to read all the books in this series

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lori LaBeau

    A Exciting Story I really liked this book, and all the characters were wonderful the twist and turns finding the the murder. I have read this Author's Hometown Harbor. All of them they were as good as this book next the second in this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anne-Kathrine

    Enjoyed this book. Interesting seeing the dynamics between the characters. Wondering if there will be romance in store for Coop in the next book :)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Johnson

    Great book I have enjoyed reading this book. It grabbed my attention tion from the first page and never let go. I recommend everyone read it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Karlie Lutz-brown

    Great book It was an Awesome story and the characters are relatabe. I cant wait to read more in the series. Great book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ginny Nickles

    Great characters, good story Loved the characters, Coop, AB, Ben, and especially Gus! Looking forward to the next book, and I hope many more.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Tammy Grace does it again I liked this book because it kept me interested from start to finish. It was written about towns where I live.

  21. 5 out of 5

    sandra moore

    💖💖💖💖 I have truly loved reading Tammy Grace’s books. Excellent storytelling. I just purchased yet another book of hers “Finally Home,”

  22. 5 out of 5

    Al

    What matters most, story or how the story is told? The answer should be obvious, it's the story. Killer Music is a good story. Tammy L. Grace has created a winning set of characters with her private detective, Cooper “Coop” Harrington, and his supporting crew. These include his trusty assistant, Annabelle, who provides office support and helps keep Coop in line when he needs to be reined in. (Although Coop is too dense to realize, the fix for his less-than-stellar love life is right in front of What matters most, story or how the story is told? The answer should be obvious, it's the story. Killer Music is a good story. Tammy L. Grace has created a winning set of characters with her private detective, Cooper “Coop” Harrington, and his supporting crew. These include his trusty assistant, Annabelle, who provides office support and helps keep Coop in line when he needs to be reined in. (Although Coop is too dense to realize, the fix for his less-than-stellar love life is right in front of him, while Annabelle patiently waits for him to figure it out.) Coop's Aunt Camille is a Southern Agatha Christie wannabe, always looking for a chance to ferret out whatever clues she can from the gossips among the local society ladies. And I'd be remiss not to mention Coop's trusty sidekick, his dog, Gus. In this story, Coop is hired by a murder victim’s widow to find the killer. He works closely with his best friend, Ben, who happens to be the chief of detectives for the Nashville Police Department, exchanging information and even continuing the investigation when the police have all but given up and his client has fired him. There are a plethora of potential suspects and the story keeps the reader guessing until the end. However, the telling of the story also matters. How much is going to vary from reader to reader with what bothers some not even being noticed by others. For me, there were several things that bothered me with the presentation of the story. Some were small, almost insignificant by themselves, like when Coop wagged his tail, something I'd expect from his dog Gus, but not a macho detective like Coop. Or when Ben spooned “the rest of the drink into his mouth” and immediately after they (Coop and Ben) “finished their drinks.” (Didn't Ben already do that?) Other things bothered me more, for example a large info dump, explaining Coops' history, almost had me tossing the book to the side early on. This was the worst example of a tendency towards telling over showing. It also felt like at times the author gave way more detail than the story required. For example, this explanation of the initial call between Coop and his client: "Coop explained his fee schedule and she agreed to wire funds to him on Monday morning. She also shared what she knew about Gray’s visit to Nashville and that he sent her a text last night telling her he wanted to talk and change some things. She was planning to stay in Bowling Green for at least the next week and gave Coop her contact information. He promised he would check in with her throughout the coming week and told her he would e-mail her an engagement contract for his services." Why not use dialogue for some of this? (Showing rather than telling.) And how does most of this move the story forward? Does it matter that the client agreed to wire Coop money on Monday or would, “They worked out contractual details” be enough to cover the first and last two sentences of this paragraph? Assuming that much is even needed. The reader doesn't usually care nor does the story need the nitty-gritty business stuff unless something in the specifics is later important to the mystery. All we need to know is she hired Coop and he's on the job. A little in the way of detail is okay for color, but for my tastes, there was way more of these kind of details than needed. Another thing I found was repetition, specifically in how sentences start. Depending on how and what is repeated, it can be a good thing (emphasizing a point and making it memorable) or grating. The issue I saw time and again here, often related to the too much detail situation discussed above, was sentences that read like lists. He did this. He did that. He then went somewhere. He's boring me to death. He's putting me to sleep. Three or four sentences in a row starting with he, she, or they reads like a list. If the information is needed, say it in a different way. Only you can decide whether the things that bothered me are going to be an issue for you. If they're a non-issue, the characters and story are good. Give it a read. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elle

    Killer Music is not the usual genre that I read, although I've been trying to get more into mysteries lately instead of the normal women's fiction I tend to gravitate towards.   At the beginning of this novel Grayson Taylor is introduced to the reader and I really was intrigued by all the entanglements going on in his life. I hadn't read the book description so little did I know that the story would be centered around this man's death!     Grayson Taylor is an executive who runs the Los Angeles offi Killer Music is not the usual genre that I read, although I've been trying to get more into mysteries lately instead of the normal women's fiction I tend to gravitate towards.   At the beginning of this novel Grayson Taylor is introduced to the reader and I really was intrigued by all the entanglements going on in his life. I hadn't read the book description so little did I know that the story would be centered around this man's death!     Grayson Taylor is an executive who runs the Los Angeles office of Global Records, a recording company. He travels to Global's Nashville office every six weeks and is planning on starting his own independent label; he just needs to work up the nerve to tell Mel Lewis, the CEO of Global. Grayson is staying at a hotel in Nashville and receives an unexpected visit from his high school sweetheart's brother Andy, who informs Grayson he has a seventeen year old son named Taylor. Andy wants Gray to contribute to Taylor's expenses for college, although his sister has been against telling Gray he had a son for all these years. Andy informs Gray that Taylor works at Silverwood, which is where a record industry party is taking place that evening.   Cooper Harrington is a local private detective who works closely with Nashville's Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason and his office manager Annabelle, who is also a friend from college. Cooper has been invited by the woman he is dating to a country music party taking place at Silverwood. Coop is briefly introduced to Grayson Taylor at the event along with many legislators looking to gain supporters for their upcoming campaigns. Coop is a natural observer and watches many interactions between people while his date Shelby goes off to meet some of the well-known country stars.   Detective Harrington is called the day after the party to begin the investigation into Grayson Taylor's death which took place during the party at Silverwood. Coop works closely with Ben's department and his assistant Annabelle in interviewing guests from the party as they try to piece together who would've killed Mr. Taylor and why.   There are many characters in this story and I honestly had no idea who was the killer. The story is very enjoyable and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. Ms. Grace definitely keeps you guessing throughout the book!   Killer Music is Tammy L. Grace's first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective series and is her first mystery novel. She has also written three books in the Hometown Harbor series in the women's fiction genre.  

  24. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, Killer Music. This is the first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective Series of crime mysteries. He is my type of unique detective with just enough southern charm, a golden retriever (I love golden retrievers) and looking out the the good people in the middle of all the high society people. The characters blend very well all through this story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    L.F. Falconer

    How do you solve a murder when you have no real evidence, no real motive, and no real suspects? That is what Cooper Harrington faces as he doggedly digs into what seems to be a dead end investigation. And it all comes down to unearthing that first, vital clue... Don't expect a barrage of hard-hitting action or a trail laden with red herrings in this low-key, cozy mystery where the author keeps her characters well-informed and very well-fed while the story slowly unfolds. Cooper Harrington is an a How do you solve a murder when you have no real evidence, no real motive, and no real suspects? That is what Cooper Harrington faces as he doggedly digs into what seems to be a dead end investigation. And it all comes down to unearthing that first, vital clue... Don't expect a barrage of hard-hitting action or a trail laden with red herrings in this low-key, cozy mystery where the author keeps her characters well-informed and very well-fed while the story slowly unfolds. Cooper Harrington is an amiable, down home type of character who's sure to capture the reader's heart. And if that doesn't do it, there's always Gus.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    The story itself was good and I enjoyed reading to find out "whodunnit." The writing style was too much telling and not enough showing for my taste. That doesn't mean it's wrong, it's just not my preference as a reader. The police procedures kind of slowed things down for me, but I know some other readers would really appreciate the technical side. Some of the names were too similar and confused me in trying to keep the characters straight. (The "Andy" and "Taylor" reference was not lost on me. The story itself was good and I enjoyed reading to find out "whodunnit." The writing style was too much telling and not enough showing for my taste. That doesn't mean it's wrong, it's just not my preference as a reader. The police procedures kind of slowed things down for me, but I know some other readers would really appreciate the technical side. Some of the names were too similar and confused me in trying to keep the characters straight. (The "Andy" and "Taylor" reference was not lost on me. lol) I received the sequel for Christmas, so on to book 2!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Angie Orren

    WOW! Killed Music, the best! The plot, the characters, the setting in Tennessee, all made this the best "who done it" ever. I couldn't stop reading this novel! Tammy Grace kept me in suspense! Very well written, I didn't want the story to end. I can't wait to read the next two books in this series. Great Job!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cathie

    Enjoyed this mystery, not quite a cozy mystery but similar I think. Likable characters and Gus appears just the right amount. Nice amount of suspects to keep reader interested. I'm a reader who loves the setting and would've Liked a Bit more info on what Nashville is like. Loved coop's t-shirts.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Carol Arrighy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Pam Ferguson

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